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Saturday, July 19, 2014

Review & Giveaway: Hope At Dawn by Stacy Henrie

About the book:

With her brothers away fighting the Great War overseas, Livy Campbell desperately wants to help her family. Her chance comes when she meets a handsome stranger who lands her a job as a teacher in a place far from her parents' farm. But the war casts a long shadow over the German-American town that Livy now calls home-and the darkness will test everything she thought she knew about family and love . . .

More than anything, Friedrick Wagner wants to be part of his adopted country's struggle for peace. But when the bitter animosity between Germans and Americans soon turns citizens against newcomers, friend against friend, he will do whatever it takes to protect Livy from the hysteria that grips their town. As tragedy-and dark secrets from the past-threaten their future, Friedrick and Livy have one chance to stand up for what's right . . . and one chance to fight for their love.
My rating:
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My thoughts:

Hope At Dawn was a great read. I really liked the history and that this book was set during WWI (I haven't read many books in this time period).

The writing was fantastic. I really felt for the characters and all they had to go through - especially Friedrick. The romance story was sweet and I liked how the ending had closure.

Overall, I loved Hope At Dawn. The story moved at a slower pace, but I still loved it. A great book that made me learn new things about WWI and what life was like back then. I definitely recommend this book and I'm looking forward to this author's next book!

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  1. Happy to hear you liked this one! I've been interested in it. The cover is beautiful.

  2. I've read The Guns of August by Barbara W. Tuchman, Robert K. Massie and absolutely love it. Thanks for the giveaway.

  3. At the moment I can't recall reading any WWI novels! I think I might have read one or two, but very long time ago! Thank you for the giveaway! :)

  4. WWI books seem few and far between - many books reference it, especially in British fiction where so many more men came home shell-shocked. I do remember reading some Grace Livingston Hill books set (and written) during the war, if one likes sweet, old-fashioned romances with a dash of danger.

  5. I have read WWII novels but none of WWI. I think basically we do hear more about WWII and so it would be great to read this one.

  6. Looks interesting! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  7. Thanks for reading and reviewing it, Melanie!

  8. I love historical stuff. Very cool that its set during WWI, there's definitely not enough literature set in that interesting time period. Thanks for sharing!

    ~K.J. Bryen, plungingintothenovel.blogspot.com

  9. No, it seems that WWII is the one that's popular to write about. I've heard this is a fabulous book so I'm looking forward to reading it!

  10. I will be adding this book to my TBR list... the cover is stunning!

  11. I don't think I've read any WW1 novels but this one sounds good. Thanks for the giveaway!

  12. I am so into reading about Germany and this period at the moment. Really would like to read it.

  13. The only WWI novels I've read are mysteries by Charles Todd. They are wonderful reads. I'd love to read the Stacy Henrie novel.


  14. This sounds really great. I'm adding it to my To Be Read list :)

  15. I've read some WWII novels but not WWI. Hope at Dawn sounds very engaging.

  16. I can remember WWII but not any WWI books read


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